Any Idea of What Scooter This Is?
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Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:08 pm quote
Probably a long shot but does anyone recognize what kind of scooter this is?

My wife's dad sometime between 1945 and 1947.

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Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:32 pm quote
I am by no means an expert, but it appears to be a Salisbury? It could be a doddlebug as well kinda has that look. But given the time frame it could be a cushman or Sears kit sold thru the catalog.

Hope that at least gives you a start on research.

-g
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Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:35 pm quote
greasy125 wrote:
I am by no means an expert, but it appears to be a Salisbury? It could be a doddlebug as well kinda has that look. But given the time frame it could be a cushman or Sears kit sold thru the catalog.

Hope that at least gives you a start on research.

-g
Sears was the first think that came to mind for me as well.

Thanks G.
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Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:07 pm quote
I think it is a Powell Streamliner 40





Book shots from "The Scooter Bible" by Michael and Eric Dregni p31
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Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:20 pm quote
The Powell Streamliner 40 looks right to me and could align with his time in California/Hawaii during WWII.

Thanks for the reply and great details.
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Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:58 am quote
I think you’re on the money!

For some reason I thought Salisbury made a similar model and after a quick search I realized they were much more refined!

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Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:40 pm quote
This immediately reminds me of the AWESOME exhibit the Petersen Automotive Museum did on scooters a few years back. That was so awesome, with Messerschmit scooters, Vespas, etc. there were so many odd scoots.... Fantastic.

Here is a story done on it:
http://motoaus.com/pictorials/best-of-pictorials/petersen-museum-scooter-history-display/

This one's a Salisbury, quite similar:
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